Male incontinence and trans-obturator approach: where we are


Pelviperineology 2012;31(3):78-81

Surgery is the mainstay for treating postprostatectomy stress urinary incontinence. Although the artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) remains a gold standard treatment option, a decade worth of innovations have expanded the role of male sling surgery. The sling appears to have a low risk of infection, erosion, and urethral atrophy. Recent changes in male sling surgery may improve efficacy in men with moderate or mild incontinence. Transobturator slings are currently promoted for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after radical prostatectomy (RP), but data on the outcome remain still limited.

Keywords: Male; Suburethral sling; Postoperative male incontinence; Transobturator male sling.